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Iowa's courts include District Courts, the Court of Appeals, and the Iowa Supreme Court. Iowa's 99 counties are divided into 8 districts, each having a District Court that handles the majority of cases, including small claims, juvenile, mental health, violation of city/county ordinance, criminal, probate, domestic relations, and general civil cases. If you appeal a District Court decision in Iowa, it will be reviewed by the Iowa Court of Appeals. The Iowa Supreme Court is the state's highest court and hears appellate court appeals.

If you're seeking information regarding Iowa court records, you can visit www.iowacourtsonline.org, Iowa's online docket record search website. This website provides information including case titles, a list of filings, and child support and fine payments, as well as a copy of the court docket. Additional information, including case schedules, exhibit lists, bonds, and lien indexes is available for an additional $25 monthly charge. Copies of Iowa court documents aren't found on this website. If you're seeking copies of Iowa state court records, you'll need to contact the clerk of court office for the county in which the records are held.
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25, Oct 2014 - Dubuque, IA Wisconsin couple sentenced in Iowa meth case
A Wisconsin couple has been sentenced to five years in prison after Clayton County authorities discovered a methamphetamine manufacturing operation at their Iowa home. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reported 34-year-old Jesse Lutz and 32-year-old Shara Lutz previously faced harsher sentences because their 7-year-old son lived in the home. The couple from Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, took a deal ...
25, Oct 2014 - Le Mars, IA Judge sentences Le Mars, IA man to 11-years in prison for dealing meth
It's eleven years in federal prison for a Le Mars, Iowa, man for dealing meth.
25, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court won't hear Iowa state senator's appeal in defamation case against rival
The Supreme Court has declined to revive a defamation lawsuit that an Iowa Republican state senator filed against his Democratic opponent over a misleading campaign ad.
25, Oct 2014 - Cerro Gordo, IA Algona woman's convictions upheld
MASON CITY | The Iowa Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld an Algona woman's Cerro Gordo County convictions for prohibited acts and possession of hydrocodone without a valid prescription.
25, Oct 2014 - Judge: Repairs to Utman Levee 'on track'
LOGAN – Repairs to the Utman Levee near Modale are moving along, an Iowa judge concluded Friday during a hearing in Harrison County District Court.
25, Oct 2014 - Cerro Gordo, IA MC man's prison sentence upheld
MASON CITY | The Iowa Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a Mason City man's conviction on a charge of sexual exploitation of a minor.
25, Oct 2014 - Woodbury, IA Latest Woodbury County court report
Travis Scott Blackman, 28, Schleswig, Iowa, third-degree burglary, operating without owner's consent; sentenced Oct. 15, seven years prison suspended, three years probation.
25, Oct 2014 - Cedar Rapids, IA This year, election is controversy-free for judges
CEDAR RAPIDS — There are 70 Iowa District Court judges and two court-of-appeals judges up for retention. But this election likely will be the first without controversy for the judiciary since 2009. At least one judge from each of the 14 judicial districts across the state will stand for retention this year. Of the 70, eight judges are from the 6th Judicial District, which includes Linn, Johnson ...
25, Oct 2014 - Dubuque, IA Wisconsin couple sentenced to 5 years in prison in Iowa methamphetamine distribution case
ELKADER, Iowa — A Wisconsin couple has been sentenced to five years in prison after Clayton County authorities discovered a methamphetamine manufacturing operation at their Iowa home.
25, Oct 2014 - Dubuque, IA Prairie du Chien couple sentenced in Iowa meth case
A Wisconsin couple has been sentenced to five years in prison after Clayton County authorities discovered a methamphetamine manufacturing operation at their Iowa home.
24, Oct 2014 - High court rejects Iowa senator's defamation case
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to revive a defamation lawsuit that an Iowa Republican state senator filed against his Democratic opponent over a misleading campaign ad.
24, Oct 2014 - Sioux, IA Northwest Iowa man convicted in credit card case
Federal prosecutors say Yoirland Rojas of Storm Lake was found guilty on Thursday after a three-day trial in Sioux City.
24, Oct 2014 - Group: Iowa records are not trade secrets
Iowa should immediately release records connected to an alleged embezzlement case, group argues in court                
24, Oct 2014 - Video testimony violates Dubuque County man's right to confront witnesses, court rules 
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that witness testimony by two-way video would violate a Dubuque County man’s Sixth Amendment right to confrontation at his drunken driving trial. Zachariah Rogerson, charged in 2012 with four counts of serious injury by operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, filed an interlocutory appeal with the court claiming the district court in ...
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